Activities

The Gateway Area Council offers many fun activities for Scouts of all ages and ranks, from a beginner kindergarten Cub Scout to a Boy Scout about to earn his Eagle. 

 

Click on any heading to learn more about each Event:
 

 

Merit Badge Day

Scouts BSA members have a great opportunity to learn all that they can at the annual Merit Badge Day, held in February. Earn a unique merit badge and help your advancement with fellow Scouts at this fun event!

 

Polar Cub Day Camp

Have a winter adventure at Camp Decorah in February! A chilly theme for a chilly day, this Cub Scout event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow! Bring your sled, mittens, winter clothing, and enjoy the outdoors! Hot chocolate and toe warmers recommended.

 

Scout Day at Mount La Crosse

Join us for a day on the slopes February 25th from 2pm-7pm. You will receive a discounted rate on lift tickets and rentals if you sign up on our website by February 24th. Pre-registration is required! 

 

Cub Night at the Museum

Explore the La Crosse Children’s Museum on March 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm and enjoy a themed program and snacks put on by scouting volunteers. 

 

Pinewood Derby

Stop by the Centerville Curling club on April 13th to race your pinewood derby car! While you're waiting to race, check out our photo booth, coloring station, axe throwing, and visit with our Special Guests and their race cars.

 

Loggers Baseball Event

Open to the whole community to help fundraise money for the Scouts! Buy a ticket and 50% will go back to the local Scouts. Each ticket includes a hat and the chance to throw the first pitch. There will be a meet & greet with the players prior to the game and different activities inbetween the innings. Next event: 2026

 

Trail Mix Races 

Come out and enjoy Camp Decorah like never before. Run & Bike throughout the property and end with a family fun day after! 

 

Fall Cub Camp

Back to School = Back to Camping! Join other Cub Scout families in a relaxed, overnight campout at Camp Decorah. Always free for brand new registered Cub Scouts, this event is a great way to see Camp Decorah before the Spook-O-Ree and learn some of the many opportunities that Cub Scouting has to offer.

 

Spook-o-Ree

Every October, Camp Decorah is transformed from a pleasant camping facility to a place that is taken over by zombies, ghosts, goblins, and many other creatures of the night.  The night starts with some great activities such as inflatables, haunted hay ride, spooky stories, haunted house, carnival games and much more.  In the morning you are treated to a hot pancake breakfast followed by a costume contest, BB gun, archery, and fun field games.  Come one, come all to the annual Spook-o-Ree.

 

Cub Scout Tubing

Come to Whitetail Ridge at Fort McCoy in January for a day of fun and tubing in the snow!

 

Klondike Derby

Come to Camp Decorah to compete in patrol competitions and a sled race in January! Scouts BSA members will have a fun time competing in scout skills with fellow Scouts at this fun event!

 

 

 

 

 

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Scout Service Center.

Any refund granted may have a portion kept back to cover administration costs already incurred for the attendee.

All refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

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